JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Friday, January 11, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 12: 06 o'clock p. m. , Representative Bowles of the 42nd District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by Assistant Chaplain, Reverend Garland D. Higgins of West Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, grant us Your blessing as we fulfillment of our duties. Help us to keep in mind the laws of justice and let us remember that we are all accountable to You for all our actions. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kathryn E. Lanzarotto of Waterford, Connecticut.

OATH OF OFFICE

The Oath of Office was administered to Representative Toni E. Walker of the 93rd District on January 11, 2013, by Denise W. Merrill, Secretary of the State.

REPORTS

The following reports were received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Draft Report - Conservation and Development Policies: The Plan for Connecticut. (Pursuant to Section 16a-29 of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: January 9, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Planning and Development.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditor's Report - Office of the Victim Advocate for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2009, 2010 and 2011. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: January 10, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Connecticut State Library - Historic Documents Preservation Grant Program - 2012 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Section 11-8m(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: January 10, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

Report - The Citizens Advisory Council For Housing Matters - January 9, 2013. (Pursuant to Section 47a-73 of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: January 11, 2013

Referred to the Committees on Housing and Judiciary.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Miller of the 36th District, the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the committees as indicated thereon in concurrence.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 5189 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to implement the constitutional limitation on expenditures by the General Assembly.

Proposed H. B. No. 5190 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A DEFINED CONTRIBUTION BENEFIT PLAN FOR NEW STATE EMPLOYEES', to create a defined contribution pension plan for new state employees.

Proposed H. B. No. 5191 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATE EMPLOYEES TO THE STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM', to ensure additional funding for the state employees retirement system.

EDUCATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5192 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS', to allow candidates for certification as a superintendent of schools to substitute high level state service in lieu of local administrative service.

Proposed H. B. No. 5193 REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF PANIC BUTTONS IN ALL SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS', to require all school construction projects to include the installation of panic buttons in schools.

Proposed H. B. No. 5194 REP. NOUJAIM, 74th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING NONPROFIT NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS TO BECOME CHARTER SCHOOLS', to permit nonprofit nonpublic schools offering educational alternatives for low-income families to become charter schools.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H. B. No. 5195 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OUTAGE CREDIT TO CUSTOMERS OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES', to hold public service companies financially responsible for customer outages.

Proposed H. B. No. 5196 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPAIR AND RESTORATION OF ELECTRIC SERVICE BY MUNICIPALITIES', to expedite the repair and restoration of electric service during an electric service outage.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 5197 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALMON RIVER', to provide for the availability of a regional spring water source.

Proposed H. B. No. 5198 REP. MILLER, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NO-WAKE ZONES', to reduce land erosion that results from the wakes created by irresponsibly operated vessels and to protect responsible operators of marine vessels.

Proposed H. B. No. 5199 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ; SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE PROPER INSPECTION OF CERTAIN DENTAL X-RAY TUBE HEADS', to ensure the proper inspection of certain x-ray equipment.

Proposed H. B. No. 5200 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING ON PRIVATE LANDS', to allow Sunday hunting on private lands.

Proposed H. B. No. 5201 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGULATION OF WOOD SMOKE COMBUSTION AS A HEAT SOURCE', to reduce air emissions generated from wood smoke combustion.

Proposed H. B. No. 5202 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING EUTHANIZATIONS OF CATS AND DOGS TO BE PERFORMED IN A HUMANE MANNER BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN', to require that when a cat or dog is euthanized that such euthanization be performed in a humane manner by a licensed veterinarian.

Proposed H. B. No. 5203 REP. MILLER, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF WASTE FATS', to prevent the improper disposal of waste fats in public sewer systems and avoid attendant costs to municipalities when such fats clog such systems and cause such systems to malfunction.

Proposed H. B. No. 5204 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING SUNDAY HUNTING', to allow Sunday hunting.

Proposed H. B. No. 5205 REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REGISTRY OF CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS', to establish a registry for convicted animal abusers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5206 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AIR LINE STATE PARK TRAIL', to create recognition of the Air Line State Park Trail.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 5207 REP. NOUJAIM, 74th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY FOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING TAX CREDITS', to provide incentives for businesses to create new jobs in manufacturing.

Proposed H. B. No. 5208 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM INCOME TAX FOR PENSION INCOME', to provide relief for taxpayers by reducing the income tax on pensions.

Proposed H. B. No. 5209 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE TAXATION OF DEALER CONVEYANCE FEES OR PROCESSING FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SALE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE', to prohibit the Department of Revenue Services from taxing dealer conveyance fees or processing fees charged in conjunction with the sale of a motor vehicle.

Proposed H. B. No. 5210 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS', to provide that owner-occupied bed and breakfast establishments are competitive by reducing the amount of sales tax imposed on them.

Proposed H. B. No. 5211 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OF INTEREST OR PENALTIES UPON THE FILING OF AN APPEAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES', to suspend the accrual of interest or penalties while an appeal is pending with the Department of Revenue Services.

Proposed H. B. No. 5212 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF INCOME TAX ON SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME', to provide tax relief to senior citizens and make Connecticut more competitive with other states.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed H. B. No. 5213 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PRICE GOUGING FOR GOODS AND SERVICES DURING SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS', to protect consumers from price gouging during severe weather market disruptions.

Proposed H. B. No. 5214 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REFUSE REMOVAL OR DISPOSAL COMPANY FEE INCREASES', to provide peace of mind for customers of refuse removal or disposal companies by requiring written notification of increased fees.

Proposed H. B. No. 5215 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE LICENSING OF LANDSCAPERS', to require landscapers to be licensed by the state.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 5216 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING GENERAL ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES' GRANT AMOUNTS', to reduce grants for candidates for state senate to thirty-five thousand dollars and for candidates for state representative to fifteen thousand dollars.

Proposed H. B. No. 5217 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF A PARCEL OF LAND TO THE TOWN OF SOUTHBURY', to convey a parcel of land to the town of Southbury.

Proposed H. B. No. 5218 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING GRANTS UNDER THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to reduce the amount of grants given under the Citizens' Election Program.

Proposed H. B. No. 5219 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REVIEW OF NEW GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS', to increase efficiency in government by requiring the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee to review new government programs.

HOUSING

Proposed H. B. No. 5220 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT REVISING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCESS', to make the affordable housing land use appeals process more equitable.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H. B. No. 5221 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DRUG TESTING OF CASH ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS', to require testing for illicit drug use by recipients of cash assistance.

Proposed H. B. No. 5222 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM', to develop and implement an internship program for adults with autism.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H. B. No. 5223 REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPEDITED DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS', to protect victims of domestic violence by expediting a divorce proceeding when one party to the proceeding is incarcerated for a crime related to a domestic violence incident.

Proposed H. B. No. 5224 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING RISK REDUCTION CREDITS', to eliminate the risk reduction credit program.

Proposed H. B. No. 5225 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. ; REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST. ; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. ; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE STATE AND A MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IS LOCATED', to permit a municipality in which a state-operated correctional facility is located to seek and obtain an amendment to any contract that is in effect between the municipality and a state agency related to the correctional facility.

Proposed H. B. No. 5226 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY OWNER'S LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY TREES', to establish liability on property owners for trees that fall and cause damage to a neighbor's property.

Proposed H. B. No. 5227 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE TO STUDY ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC ACCOUNTS BY THE EXECUTOR OR ADMINISTRATOR OF AN ESTATE', to require the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee to study issues relating to the ability of an executor or administrator of an estate to access electronic accounts maintained by the decedent and to distribute the proceeds of electronic financial accounts maintained by the decedent.

Proposed H. B. No. 5228 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC ACCOUNTS BY THE EXECUTOR OR ADMINISTRATOR OF AN ESTATE', to provide the executor or administrator of an estate with greater access to electronic accounts maintained by the decedent.

Proposed H. B. No. 5229 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AWARDS OF NONECONOMIC DAMAGES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS', to limit awards of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice actions.

Proposed H. B. No. 5230 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FAILURE OF A WITNESS TO REPORT THE COMMISSION OF A SERIOUS CRIME', to make it a criminal offense for a person who witnesses a murder, assault, sexual assault or child abuse to fail to report that crime to law enforcement officials.

Proposed H. B. No. 5231 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. ; SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGET AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENT APPROVAL PROCESS IN COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES', to provide a more democratic process to unit owners in common ownership communities who actually exercise their right to vote on questions relating to the adoption of proposed budgets and special assessments for such communities.

Proposed H. B. No. 5232 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FILING OF FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS BY INMATES', to require a person who files a court action while committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction to reimburse the defendant for court costs if the civil action is determined to be frivolous.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H. B. No. 5233 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPRENTICE TO JOURNEYMAN RATIOS', to increase the training and employment opportunities for apprentices by allowing contractors to employ one apprentice for every licensed contractor or journeyman that the contractor employs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5234 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION FOR FIRE POLICE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PERSONNEL', to expand the scope of workers' compensation so that all first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their witnessing the death of another first responder shall be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.

Proposed H. B. No. 5235 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ONLINE PERMIT SYSTEMS FOR LICENSED CONTRACTORS', to expedite the permit process by allowing licensed contractors to pull permits and pay for permits using an online system.

Proposed H. B. No. 5236 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING AN EMPLOYERS' BILL OF RIGHTS', to create an Employers' Bill of Rights that would serve to protect employers from frivolous complaints and claims brought by employees.

Proposed H. B. No. 5237 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE', to place a two-year moratorium on any increase to the state minimum wage.

Proposed H. B. No. 5238 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. ; REP. CASE, 63rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TIMETABLES FOR MUNICIPAL BINDING ARBITRATION', to provide rigid timelines for the completion of municipal binding arbitrations.

Proposed H. B. No. 5239 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINIMUM LONGEVITY REQUIREMENTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS', to require that employees be employed for a period of thirty days before they become eligible to file a claim for unemployment benefits.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 5240 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF HOOKAH LOUNGES', to authorize greater regulation of hookah lounges.

Proposed H. B. No. 5241 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS VOTE TO ENACT NEW MUNICIPAL MANDATES', to require new municipal mandates to be approved by at least two-thirds of the members of the House and Senate.

Proposed H. B. No. 5242 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING FEE IN LIEU OF OPEN SPACE PROGRAMS', to authorize towns to use fee in lieu of open space payments to fund the establishment and maintenance of sidewalks.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H. B. No. 5243 REP. LABRIOLA, 131st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING WATER COMPANIES TO CONDUCT PERIODIC PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER TESTS', to require public water systems to conduct tests of their pressure vacuum breakers once every five years.

Proposed H. B. No. 5244 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ; SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN BEVERAGES AND FOOD AT FUNERAL HOMES', to allow funeral homes to provide certain services to patrons.

Proposed H. B. No. 5245 REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORTION PROCEDURES PERFORMED ON MINORS', to establish parental notification requirements for abortion procedures performed on persons who are less than eighteen years of age.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5246 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BICYCLING ON ROADWAYS', to require persons riding bicycles on roadways to ride single file to increase safety for bicyclists and motorists.

Proposed H. B. No. 5247 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING EYE EXAMINATIONS FOR PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF SIXTY-FIVE SEEKING RENEWAL OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE', to require eye examinations for any person over the age of sixty-five seeking to renew a driver's license.

Proposed H. B. No. 5248 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FINES FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING', to increase penalties for distracted driving.

Proposed H. B. No. 5249 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WIRELESS INTERNET AVAILABILITY ON THE NEW HAVEN LINE OF THE METRO NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD', to provide wireless Internet access on the New Haven line of the Metro North commuter railroad.

Proposed H. B. No. 5250 REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF WORKERS IN ROADWAY WORK ZONES', to enhance the safety of roadway work zones.

Proposed H. B. No. 5251 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE SALE OF LAND ACQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTE 7 AND THE USE OF THE PROCEEDS FROM SUCH SALE FOR OTHER TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS', to study the sale of land acquired for the expansion of Route 7.

Proposed H. B. No. 5252 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INFRACTIONS FOR FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFIC SIGNALS GIVEN BY FIRE POLICE OFFICERS', to require drivers to obey traffic signals given by fire police officers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5253 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT STUDYING THE SALE OF LAND ACQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTE 7 AND THE USE OF THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH SALE TO UPGRADE THE DANBURY BRANCH OF THE NEW HAVEN COMMUTER RAILROAD LINE', to study the sale of land acquired for the expansion of Route 7 and the use of the proceeds of such sale for upgrades to the Danbury branch of the New Haven line.

Proposed H. B. No. 5254 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF PROVIDING WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS ON THE METRO NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD', to study the provision of wireless Internet on commuter railroad trains.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H. B. No. 5255 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE COLLECTION OF AN ADDITIONAL FEE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE OR IDENTITY CARD INDICATING A PERSON'S STATUS AS A VETERAN', to allow a veteran to obtain a motor vehicle operator's license or identity card reflecting his or her status as a veteran at any time, without additional charge.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 106 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL RETIREMENT TIME', to allow certain state employees to purchase state retirement time for their prior work performed for the federal government.

BANKS

Proposed S. B. No. 107 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING BANKS FROM CHARGING A FEE FOR CHECK CASHING', to allow consumers to cash a check at a bank without paying a fee.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 108 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING PROPANE GAS USED IN RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY GENERATORS FROM THE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS GROSS EARNINGS TAX', to reduce taxes on residential customers that have purchased and installed emergency generators powered by propane gas.

Proposed S. B. No. 109 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. ; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. ; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION TO MUNICIPALITIES OF TERMINATION OF A CUSTOMER'S UTILITY SERVICE', to require utility companies to notify municipalities when a customer's utility service has been terminated.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 110 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. ; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. ; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INCOME TAX REFUNDS', in light of the recent Department of Revenue Services decision to issue all tax refunds via credit card, to allow taxpayers the option to choose to obtain their refund by paper check.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 111 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING E-GOVERNMENT', to implement the recommendations of the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee concerning e-government to improve the performance of state government.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S. B. No. 112 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR EXAMINING BOARD AND REQUIRING LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS TO BE LICENSED', to promote quality in landscaping.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 113 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF A CENTRALIZED OFFICE OF PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION', to eliminate the centralized administrative office of public higher education.

HOUSING

Proposed S. B. No. 114 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING LANDLORDS FROM REQUIRING TENANTS TO PAY RENT ONLINE', to require any landlord or landlord's agent that offers the option of paying rent or a security deposit online to also accept other forms of payment for any lease or rental agreement.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S. B. No. 115 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPROVAL PROCESS FOR RESIDENTIAL NURSING FACILITIES SERVING INMATES AND MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS', to prevent the establishment of residential nursing facilities serving inmates and mental health patients without a site approval process requiring local input.

Proposed S. B. No. 116 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF STATE CASH ASSISTANCE FOR THE PURCHASE OF ALCOHOL AND ADULT ENTERTAINMENT', to prevent recipients of state financial assistance from using that assistance to buy alcohol or adult entertainment.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S. B. No. 117 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING INCREASES IN HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS BASED ON AGE BAND ADJUSTMENTS', to limit increases in health insurance premiums based on age band adjustments.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 118 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POSTJUDGMENT INTEREST', to establish automatic postjudgment interest at a rate of ten per cent on any unpaid money judgment that is under an installment payment order.

Proposed S. B. No. 119 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPROVAL BY CONDOMINIUM UNIT OWNERS OF A PROPOSED LOAN AGREEMENT WHICH INCLUDES AN ASSIGNMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION'S RIGHT TO FUTURE INCOME AS SECURITY FOR THE LOAN', to reform the process used in a common interest community for approval by condominium unit owners of a proposed loan agreement which includes an assignment of the association's right to future income as security for the loan.

Proposed S. B. No. 120 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENCE OF ARMED JUDICIAL MARSHALS AT COURTHOUSE ENTRANCES', to ensure the presence of armed judicial marshals at courthouse entrances.

Proposed S. B. No. 121 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF INTOXICATING BATH SALTS', to ban the sale of intoxicating bath salts that contain ingredients not currently in schedule I of the controlled substances scheduling regulations.

Proposed S. B. No. 122 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESTRICTIONS ON GUN USE', to reduce the use of guns for criminal purposes.

Proposed S. B. No. 123 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING RISK REDUCTION CREDIT FOR VIOLENT CRIMINALS', to prohibit any person sentenced for a violent offense from earning risk reduction credit toward a reduction in such person's sentence.

Proposed S. B. No. 124 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. ; SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT BANNING LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES', to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition feeding devices that accept more than ten rounds.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 125 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF THE PREVAILING WAGE STANDARDS', to provide local tax relief by eliminating all statutory mandates to abide by prevailing wage standards in the context of public works projects.

Proposed S. B. No. 126 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE THRESHOLD AMOUNT FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS SUBJECT TO PREVAILING WAGE LAWS', to provide local tax relief by doubling the current threshold amounts that determine when public works projects must abide by prevailing wage laws.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 127 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; SEN. FONFARA, 1st DIST. ; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. ; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR NON-PROFIT CONNECTICUT ELK LODGES', to authorize a local option property tax exemption for Elks lodges.

Proposed S. B. No. 128 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MUNICIPAL WEB PORTAL', to require the state to create a municipal web portal to assist municipalities with e-government initiatives.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 129 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. ; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. ; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE HARTFORD REGIONAL CENTER OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES', to prevent the closure of the Hartford regional center group home located in Newington.

Proposed S. B. No. 130 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING EXAMINATION AND LICENSURE FEES FOR NURSES', to reduce the cost of nursing exams and licensure fees by fifty per cent.

Proposed S. B. No. 131 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT TO ADD FLUORIDE TO PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES', to eliminate the mandate to put fluoride in the water supply.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S. B. No. 132 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE INSTALLATION OF CAMERAS IN ALL STATE AND MUNICIPAL POLICE PATROL CARS', to ensure the safety of the public, and state and municipal police officers.

Proposed S. B. No. 133 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR ADDITIONAL TRAINING OF POLICE OFFICERS', to provide a funding mechanism for additional police officer training.

Proposed S. B. No. 134 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING STATE BUILDINGS TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY', to give persons with a disability equal access to state government services.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 135 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CIVIL PENALTY FOR THE FAILURE OF CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS TO MAINTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE', to avoid penalizing certain motor vehicle operators who, due to a change in personal financial circumstances, fail to maintain motor vehicle liability insurance and have their motor vehicle registrations suspended.

Proposed S. B. No. 136 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. ; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. ; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING A BRIDGE IN NEWINGTON THE "SERGEANT BURTON E. CALLAHAN MEMORIAL BRIDGE"', to name a bridge on Route 175 in honor of former Newington police officer Sergeant Burton E. Callahan.

Proposed S. B. No. 137 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS FOR PARKING SPACES DESIGNATED FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERSONS WITH CERTAIN MENTAL DISABILITIES', to expand access to permits to utilize parking spaces designated for persons who are blind and persons with disabilities to persons with certain mental disabilities.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 138 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE', to eliminate the electoral college.

Proposed S. B. No. 139 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING CANDIDATES CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES FROM RECEIVING A GRANT FROM THE CITIZENS' ELECTION FUND', to maintain the integrity of the Citizens' Election Program. .

Proposed S. J. No. 7 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION CREATING A NEW REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION', to depoliticize the redistricting process.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Miller of the 36th District, the House adjourned at 12: 08 o'clock p. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.